R-Controlled Vowels Boom Cards

  • $2.25

Looking for some digital phonics activities for your ESL students? This deck of R-Controlled Vowels Boom Cards will make learning and practicing phonics easy and fun for your students.

The deck contains 50 Boom Cards for reviewing the R-controlled vowel letter combinations - ar, er, ir, or and ur.  


Bossy R Phonics Activities for Phonics Practice


In this digital phonics activity, your students will look at the picture and then click the correct letters (from four options) to complete the word. When the student clicks the correct answer, the following page will show the picture again with the word written in full to really reinforce the correct spelling. When a student clicks an incorrect answer, they will be prompted to try again.


Bossy R Words Phonics Activities for ESL Beginners and Kids


Boom Cards are a great digital phonics activity, perfect for the classroom or distance learning. They are self-checking and provide instant feedback for students.  



ESL Phonics Cards for Teaching Phonics to ESL Students



  • a deck of 50 digital, self-checking Boom Cards: 5 cards each for ar, er, ir, or and ur, plus answer cards



  • r-controlled vowels- ar, er, ir, or and ur

  • vocabulary words containing r-controlled vowels

  • digital literacy skills


Printable and Digital ESL Phonics Activities for Beginners



Boom Cards are digital, self-checking task cards that are hosted at Boom Learning. A set of Boom Cards is called a Deck.

You will access this deck of Boom Cards by clicking the link provided in the PDF download file. Click this link and the deck will be automatically added to your Boom Learning Library.

To use Boom Cards, you must be connected to the Internet. Boom Cards play on modern browsers (Chrome, Safari, Firefox, and Edge). Apps are available for Android, iPads, iPhones, and Kindle Fires. For security and privacy, adults must have a Boom Learning account to use and assign Boom Cards. You will be able to assign the Boom Cards you are buying with "Fast Pins," (play provides instant feedback for self-grading Boom Cards). Fast Play is always a free way for students to engage with Boom Cards decks. 

For additional assignment options, you'll need a premium account. If you are new to Boom Learning, you will be offered a free trial of our premium account. Read here for details: http://bit.ly/BoomTrial. If you choose not to stay on a premium account after your free trial, you will still be able to assign all your Boom Cards to as many students as you see fit using Fast Play pins (which give instant feedback for decks that are self-grading).


Bossy R Words Phonics Activities for ESL Beginners



This activity is also available in a printable format. The set of matching printable clip cards is available HERE.





As soon as your payment processes, you will be redirected to a download page. This usually takes no more than a minute or two. I recommend that you download your purchases immediately and save them to your computer. Shortly after your payment processes, you will receive an email that also contains the download link.

Inside your PDF download, you will find a link to access the deck of Boom Cards. Click this link and the Deck will be automatically added to your Boom Learning Library.

The easiest way to access your purchases in the future is to set up a Spark ESL account. All of your purchases will be stored in your personal account and you will be able to easily access them at a later date if need be.



Due to the nature of digital products (ie. they cannot be returned in the same way that a physical product can), Spark ESL does not offer refunds. It is your responsibility to determine if the product is right for you and/or your students prior to purchasing. If you have any questions about this resource, please reach out prior to making a purchase so that you can make a fully informed decision. 

In the unlikely event that a complication arises with your order or you are not fully satisfied with your purchase, please contact us directly via the contact form on our Contact Page and together we will work out the best solution for you.  

I wish you and your students loads of fun and learning with this activity!

PLEASE NOTE: This is a digital product. No physical product will be shipped.


Image credit to Hunt 4 Treasure and Blame It on the Weekend.

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